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Spider Wasp

Auplopus mellipes

Description:

Small wasp. About 1" long. Jittery. Orange legs. Black body. Triad of eye spots between its compound eyes. Video shows mandibles in action

Notes:

Found in our home. I keep getting errors on the YouTube here - don't know why. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioiZOnfG...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Heather R
Heather R 5 years ago
Spider wasp
Auplopus mellipes Species Auplopus mellipes - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

freelancing
freelancing 5 years ago

I think you were right the first time. The subspecies has orange on its head - my specimen's head is all black.

Heather R
Heather R 5 years ago

RE: my ID suggestion -
there is also a subspecies (A. mellipes ssp. mellipes),
so it could be this one instead.

freelancing
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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2016
Submitted on Jul 25, 2016

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